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An In-Depth look at Senior (Geriatric) Feeding


Having a senior dog or cat does not mean that your pet is close to the end of their life. As is true with humans, age is also a state of mind when it comes to our pets. Getting older in age does not necessarily mean that our pet is biologically old. All of this depends on factors like breed, genetics and overall health.

What to consider about your senior pet’s health

The proper nutrition and exercise is key to keeping your pet healthy, and can be a powerful tool in maintaining proper health as well as disease management and prevention. There is no perfect senior diet for pets simply because no two senior animals are alike. Becoming old is not an indicator of a change in the pet’s diet. For instance, most dogs at a certain age need a hip & joint or a skin and coat supplement to help them stay healthy and moving. Even a digestive supplement or a multivitamin can be added to promote a better working body. It all depends on the pet and their unique needs.

Common issues that senior animals face:

Low energy

Weight gain

Muscle loss

Low kidney function

Low immunity

Loss of appetite

Hair loss

Dental decay



Food Intolerances

Loss of mobility

Even if your pet has one or more of these, there is no base diet that contains all of the necessary ingredients to combat such issues. Adding the proper supplements that best suit your pet’s needs is key to have a well rounded diet for them.

What to ask yourself

How old is my pet?

The age of your pet is essential in determing whether they are a senior or not. By most standards, your pet is likely in the senior stage of their life between the ages of 7-10.

What breed is my pet?

Some breeds tend to have genetic issues. Investigating your pet’s breed (this includes mix breeds) can help you determine any supplements that might be needed to add to your pet’s diet.

What is my pet's activity level?

As pet’s become less active, they may require less protein. However, if your dog is 12 but is still quite active, reducing the protein in their diet might not be recommended.

Is my pet over/under weight?

Some pets tend to keep or lose weight once they are of senior age. Make sure your pet is close to the recommended weight according to their age and breed.

How are my pet's teeth?

Oral health is a very important part of digestion. This is especially true for domesticated pets due to their diets being dry. Knowing the condition of your pet’s oral health can also let you know what diet adjustments might suit them best.

How is my pet reacting to their diet?

Allergies and intolerances can increase with age and this can be due to a low immune system or just developments of old age. Keep an eye out for excessive scratching or itching as an indicator.

How is my pet's food intake?

Sometimes pets begin to eat less due to constipation which can easily be fixed with the addition of more fiber. When pets increase their intake of food but reduce their physical activity this can lead to obesity.

Does my pet have any illnesses?

A pet that already has a condition (diabetes, obesity, allergies, stones, etc…) might need to be fed a recommended diet that still mirrors their previous diet but contains some new adjustments.

How is my pet's skin & coat?

Loss of hair and coat condition can indicate a numerous amount of underlying issues with our pet. The skin is the largest organ in the body and needs to be well taken care of.

Make sure that your pet is up to date with their veterinarian. Ensuring that you have a clear picture of your pet’s health is essential in giving them the happiest and healthiest life possible!

Activa Custom Pet Food is the best senior formula available because supplementation can be adjusted as needed for your pet. Choose the right base, supplements and oils to guarantee that your pet will have a diet that meets every one of their unique needs!

An In-Depth look at Senior (Geriatric) Feeding2020-01-14T11:45:41-07:00

What sets Activa Custom Pet Food apart from the competition?


So the big question is why….

  • Why should you try out our one-of-a-kind pet food process?
  • Why would it benefit my pet?
  • Why should I spend more $ on customizing?
  • Why can’t you customize other pet foods?

You have asked a bunch of questions, and we’ve heard each and every one of them.

We wanted to answer the most important question first, why should I customize my pet’s food?

Truly One-Of-A-Kind! 

Activa Custom is the only food on the market that can be tailored to meet your pet’s needs. For instance, if your pet struggles with digestion and has dull coat, we’ve got supplements for that. Is your cat struggling with hairballs? There’s a supplement for that.

Picky pet? We’ve got you covered!

With the addition of supplements, oils and flavor the palatability of the food is heightened. All of our supplements contain dried chicken liver which your pets will LOVE. A lot of customers have asked us why they can’t customize another brand of dog food. Simply put, our customization process was designed specifically for Activa. Also, we legally cannot tamper or alter the formulations of other pet food brands. Activa is made and manufactured by us, so we are able to add supplements, oils and flavoring to ensure that we are providing the best pet food!

Your wallet will thank us!

The cherry on top of Activa Custom Pet Food is that the customization process is FREE! You can select two supplements, multiple oils and one flavor at no additional cost.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Activa Pet Foods are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. We are so certain that your pets will love it that if they don’t, we will give you your money back!

So how does the process work?

The first step in our revolutionary, patented Activa Custom Pet Food process is selecting your base. If you have a dog, you can choose between our Original, No Corn, Grain-Free, Grain-Free High Protein or Grain-Free No Potato lines. If you have a cat, you can pick between our Original or Grain-Free High Protein formula.
Then, you start selecting your supplements, oils and flavor! This is the most important step in the process and what sets Activa Custom Pet Food apart from anything on the market. If you’re not sure what to choose, don’t worry! Our locations have certified barkistas to walk you through the process. After a brief consultation, we can make recommendations that will be a perfect match for your furry family member.

The next step in this process, is where we add in all of your selections!

After that, we all sit back and enjoy watching your completely unique blend of pet food mixed together.

Finally, all of the food gets placed back into our resealable bags and you are ready to take it home!

But don’t take our word for it…check out our Activa All-Star’s favorite blends!


What does Bell love?

Bell’s custom blend of Activa Custom is Grain Free Rabbit with the Hip & Joint and Skin & Coat supplements along with coconut oil and bacon flavoring!


Learn More About Roz

Roz’s custom blend of Activa Custom is Grain Free NP Oceanfish & Salmon with the Hip & Joint, Digestive and Veggie Blend supplements along with coconut oil and bacon or salmon flavoring!


What does Marlo love?

Marlo’s custom blend of Activa Custom is Grain Free NP Chicken with the Hip & Joint supplement along with coconut oil and bacon flavoring!


Learn More About Maximus

Maximus’s custom blend of Activa Custom is Original Chicken with the Bully Breed and Growth supplements along with grilled bacon flavoring!

What sets Activa Custom Pet Food apart from the competition?2019-04-02T10:21:27-06:00